Book Reviews

age 3+
Sweet story about sick lamb is confusing in parts.
By Jennifer Churchman, John Churchman
(2016)
age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
age 10+
Girl shakes up Danish island in heartfelt outsider tale.
By Katrina Nannestad
(2016)
age 4+
The barnyard pranksters almost block Santa in funny tale.
By Doreen Cronin
(2015)
age 8+
Shout-out to screen-free time in 10th funny installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2015)
age 10+
Slow start to prequel series with stalwart characters.
By John Flanagan
(2015)
age 3+
Bright, silly scenes of world turned upside down.
By Eric Carle
(2015)
age 5+
Guests wait while princess fights monsters in fun sequel.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2015)
age 13+
Girl hides as boy for harrowing journey west in taut tale.
By Rae Carson
(2015)
age 10+
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
age 2+
Kid animals speak for themselves in cute, dad-centric book.
By Jimmy Fallon
(2015)
age 4+
Hudson tries to be a working dog in South-of-France romp.
By Jackie Clark Mancuso
(2015)
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age 12+
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
age 4+
Baby duck won't go to sleep in funny farm tale.
By Doreen Cronin
(2015)
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
age 5+
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
age 8+
Villains, dragons, prince meet middle school in fun romp.
By Laurie McKay
(2015)
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age 11+
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
age 4+
Giggly series installment taps into common kid frustration.
By Mo Willems
(2014)
age 4+
Two strangers form an unlikely bond in sweet wordless tale.
By Marla Frazee
(2014)

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